Daily Archives: October 9, 2019

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Mum & Baby app expands to more NHS Trusts

The Mum & Baby app – born from a need to provide information to women in North West London – has been adopted by other local maternity systems across England including the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care System (BOB ICS). The app, originally developed by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and its charity CW+ with healthcare…

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Software firm aims to give People Power with care and connectivity

Software company People Power has launched the Presence Family Care Pack – a remote senior care and family connectivity product. The solution, backed by academic research, incorporates People Power’s patent-pending machine learning algorithms to continuously learn patterns of behaviour in the home. Using AI-powered fall detection, Presence Family Care also provides insights and alerts to…

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The maths and AI behind speech recognition

At Nuance Communications’ Healthcare Partner Event in Berlin, web content editor Ian Bolland listened to Dr Nils Lenke’s presentation ‘The I in AI’, and spoke to the senior director, innovation management, Nuance, about how the ‘artificial intelligence’ is built to allow its Dragon voice recognition system to work. For there to be artificial intelligence there…

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A health coach view: The support solution to obesity

Rukhsana, a health coach at Living Well Taking Control, comments on an obesity willpower report. A new report by the British Psychological Society has called for changes in language to reduce stigma, and a need for health professionals to be trained to talk about weight loss in a more supportive way. This is welcome news…

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Saying farewell to social media could help your mental health

Dr Mark Winwood, director of psychological services for AXA PPP healthcare, explains how and why taking a break from social media can benefit our mental health.   Social media is everywhere. If we’re not updating our connections about where we’ve been or what we’re seeing, we’re no doubt uploading a photo of the delicious meal we’re…

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